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PRN Clinical Nurse - Per Diem RN - PACU - Post Anesthesia Care Unit
  • Job ID: 98408
  • Job Category: Nursing
  • Specialty Area: OR/Perioperative
  • Primary Shift: Day
  • Work Schedule: Per diem, shifts may vary
  • Penn Medicine Entity: Pennsylvania Hospital
  • Location: Philadelphia, PA
  • Address: 800 Spruce St
  • Education Required: Bachelors Degree
  • Experience Required: Per Position Description
  • Employment Type: Per Diem


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Position Description:
Pennsylvania Hospital is currently seeking an experienced per diem Clinical Nurse in the Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU). The Clinical Nurse II is an RN that practices as a full partner on the health care team and consistently demonstrates safe practice within the organizational professional practice model.   

The Clinical Nurse II possesses the knowledge, skills and the attitude to effectively meet standards for competent professional nursing practice.  The Clinical Nurse II exhibits UPHS organizational behavioral competencies which reflect its mission and are embedded in the professional practice competency domains.   The Clinical Nurse II independently provides patient care through the application of the nursing process and accepts accountability for the nursing care of assigned patients ranging in age from infancy to the elderly.  Additional competencies include Continuous Quality Improvement, Evidence Based Practice and Research, Leadership, Person and Family Centered Care, Professionalism, Safety, Technology/Informatics, and Teamwork.

The Clinical Nurse II works closely with the interprofessional health care team to facilitate the coordination of care across the continuum. The nurse focuses on expanding the knowledge and skills necessary to provide individualized care based on physical, psychosocial, cultural, educational, safety, and age appropriate considerations of patients.  

The Clinical Nurse II will seek feedback in assuming leadership roles and provides feedback for improved clinical practice, demonstrates how nursing practice impacts the organizational vision, mission, and goals and the care delivery system, and will comply with all regulations and standards of regulatory and accrediting bodies.

Minimum Requirements:
• Must have Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) from an accredited school of nursing, at time of hire.
• Must have more than 15 months relevant professional nursing experience and completion of the Nurse Residency Program, if applicable, at time of hire.
• Must possess active Pennsylvania RN License, at time of hire.
• Must possess active BLS/CPR, as a healthcare provider as per the American Heart Association at time of hire.

Additional Information:
The Post-Anesthesia Care Units at Pennsylvania Hospital are located on the 8th floor, 3rd floor and Basement of the Cathcart Building, as well as in the Short Procedure Unit on the 2nd floor of the Spruce Building. The unit is staffed Monday through Friday from 6:00 am-11:30pm with call week nights and weekends. The PACU provides fast-paced, intensive observation and care of patients who have undergone procedures that require anesthesia. Advocating for patients at their most vulnerable requires our nurses to be expert clinicians with excellent critical-thinking and communication skills. Post-anesthesia nurses are capable of making intelligent, independent decisions and initiating appropriate action as necessary. Our nurses are committed to providing high-quality, individualized patient care, while maintaining flexibility to coordinate care by various health-team members. A multidisciplinary team of RNs, Perioperative Technicians, Anesthesia, Surgical Services and Critical Care have collegial and supportive relationships to keep our patients our number one priority.

We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.


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